Occupation: General, Military Commander, Chief of Defense, Visionary
Field(s) of expertise: leadership, vision, strategy, communication, (international) security, motivation, inspiration
Born in Nijmegen, Netherlands, in 1955, Peter van Uhm attended the Royal Military Academy in Breda from 1972 on. Afterwards, he was assigned as platoon commander to 48 Mechanised Infantry Battalion. He has been a platoon commander at the Royal Military NCO-School in 1978, and returned to 48 Mechanised Infantry Battalion in 1979, where he was initially deputy company commander and later company commander.
The Global Topspeaker was appointed Company Commander with 43 Armoured Infantry Battalion and was deployed to Lebanon in 1983. Peter van Uhm attended the Royal Netherlands Army Staff College from 1984 to 1986. Then, in the rank of major, he was the Deputy Head of Operations of 1 Division “7 December”. After that, he was part of the Royal Netherlands Army staff, first as Head of the Training Policy Office and then, in the rank of lieutenant colonel, as Head of the Training Section.